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Shotspotter: One Year Later
It's a one year anniversary for Blinders Off. We take a look back at Shotspotter, the gunfire detection technology St. Louis and major cities all over the US employ in the effort to reduce violent crime. We also talk to Jane Darst about NIBIN, a ballistics database for police and prosecutors. This is a mini-episode/update! Visit us at: http://www.blindersoff.show Our guests were: Jane Darst Police Prosecutor Partnership Initiative Grant Program Coordinator Lt. Colby Dolly Lieutenant at the...
Our city is and has been a biking city. Don't believe us? We've got several stories that prove our point, including the 25th Bicycling Infantry, the Velodrome repairs, Bike sharing, Bworks, Ghost Bikes, and the upcoming Greenway Chouteau expansion. Join us as we explore the Twitter Troll horrors of Limebike fails, the City's permit for Bike sharing, the future of bicycling paths in St. Louis, and more. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available...
In the 1870s, Grant's presidency was plagued by corruption. Among them, the Whiskey Ring Scandal stands out. St. Louis was the center of the illicit affair that resulted in millions stolen from the government from while simultaneously funding Grant's re-election. In some ways, however, the greed of the Gilded age hasn't gone way. Visit us at: Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Show notes and research are available here:...
Graffiti: A Love/Hate Relationship
We explore the ways St. Louis loves and hates graffiti and other forms of public art. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Guests include: Wendell Phillips Berwick III Artist http://www.treetoons.com Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris Former UMSL Professor, now independent curator Carol Klein Author http://www.paintingforpeacebook.com Brightside STL http://www.brightsidestl.org DrRehab13 Chiropractor by day, rehabber by night https://www.instagram.com/drrehab13/ More info in the show notes:...
Lucas and Matthew investigate the St. Louis Stop, the notorious Compton Balls, and why STL streets are so weird. Visit us at our new website: blindersoff.show Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y0L9tV16E8boyUOPIOia9nxNQh7tTwRGLoFTLPr8qM4/edit?usp=sharing Guests include: Valerie Battle Kienzel, Author https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Battle-Kienzle/e/B00DWNTOD6 http://www.valeriebattlekienzle.com/ Michael Allen, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and...
Labyrinth: Homelessness in St. Louis
Lucas and Matthew explore homeless recovery and aid in St. Louis. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Start Here, an excellent resource guide for homeless services: http://www.startherestl.org/ Guests: Bobbi “Cici” Holt with Hope For Tomorrow Ministries https://www.facebook.com/steveandcici.holt Eddie Roth, Lawyer, Former Director of Human Services https://twitter.com/eddieroth Zak MT Standridge, Author https://www.amazon.com/Zak-MT-Standridge/e/B076BYK99J Gene Schmitt, Senior Director...
We explore the important role food has in creating connections throughout St. Louis. Stories include mythical origins for local cuisine, connecting with strangers over dinner, divine intervention that leads to a bakery, and a hyper local design company that celebrates St. Louis. Visit us at: http://wwww.blindersoff.show Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n8hZWsrrPxEYnAlXjCbkXYoiNKSACD-AatxbUWDToyA/edit?usp=sharing Guests: Birthday Stranger The Birthday Stranger Project...
First Person Shooter
In our first episode we examine the Shotspotter system and all the good and bad that comes with it. Guests include: Cara Spencer Alderperson of the 20th Ward https://twitter.com/CaraSpencerSTL Tony Messenger https://twitter.com/tonymess Metro-Columnist of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blinders Off is a show about St. Louis. Visit us at: http://blindersoff.show Send us feedback, comments, and questions to: email@example.com, Connect with us: facebook.com/blindersoffpodcast...
What Is Blinders Off?
An intro to the show Blinders off by Matthew Sims and Lucas Yochum. Future stories: Shot Spotter, Toasted Ravioli, The Lemp Family, Local Breweries, and other St. Louis related stories. Visit us at: http://blindersoff.show Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/blindersoffpodcast/ https://twitter.com/blindersoffSTL https://www.instagram.com/blindersoffpodcast/ Send us feedback, ideas, suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org